Ironwood Forest Trail

EASY 17 reviews
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Ironwood Forest Trail is a 3.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Tucson, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

3.2 miles
236 feet

kid friendly



nature trips




wild flowers

no dogs

7 months ago

A good third of the trail is in a wash. Didn’t care for trudging through it.

9 months ago

The trail is confusing and without the All Trails map (download it - service is spotty) I’d have definitely been lost. Beautiful saguaro forest, some lovely views, and an easy trek. Didn’t enjoy the section along the wash but it was relatively short lived.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

all wash.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Not a big fan of walking in the wash.... decent scenery though

Sunday, January 22, 2017

For a first time "hiker" I found this trail not marked to clearly and when I got to the main road I had no idea of where to go, decided to back track in order to make sure I found my car!! Overall was very enjoyable and would recommend to any beginner!!

Monday, January 16, 2017

We really enjoyed this hike. Beautiful Saguaro everywhere we looked. Perfect hike for beginners.

Saturday, January 07, 2017

This a an easy trail and a nice way to enter the Saguaro Natioanl Park wilderness. We started at the base of Picture Rocks and took the Cam-Boh to the Ironwood to the Brittlebush Wash to the Thunderbird to the El Camino del Cerro trailhead. When we were in the Bittlebush Wash, we missed where the trail left the wash to head east to the Thunderbird. We took that wash probably 1.5 miles until it was pretty clear we were off the trail. Retraced our steps and bushwacked to refind the trail. It was useful having the topographical print out to identify the double humped features of the hill where we should have taken the right turn off the wash. Beautiful day and didn't mind the extra walking. My wife was taken with the rocks in the wash.

Monday, March 07, 2016

The Ironwood Forest Trail can be accessed from the Cam-Boh Trail near Picture Rocks Road or south from the Picture Rocks Wash. I prefer using this trail as part of a loop. The loop is approximately 3.7 miles beginning with the Cam-Boh Trail, Ironwood Forest Trail, Picture Rocks Wash Trail, Ringtail Trail, and back to the Cam-Boh Trail.

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